Several scenes in a bamboo forest completely fill the screen with green. And breaking her own cover? A few days later, Jin and Mei are ambushed again, but they are saved by the House of Flying Daggers and taken to their headquarters. At film review aggregation website , the film received an average score of 89, based on 37 reviews. Jin proceeds to assault the jail and set Mei free, pretending that he is a rebel sympathizer, an act which gains Mei's trust. Jin begs her not to do it, willing to die rather than let her be killed, but she continues to threaten to sacrifice her own life for Jin. Jin and Leo are captured and taken to their headquarters. At this point, it is revealed that Mei isn't really blind, and furthermore, that she is engaged to Leo, who has secretly been a Flying Dagger member.
Director Zhang Yimou later stated that despite the unpredictable weather forcing the alterations, he had achieved the desired effect in the scenery and was happy with the final result. Two police officers, Leo and Jin - who are best friends - are ordered to kill the leader of the group within ten days, a task that appears to be impossible as no-one knows who the leader of the House of the Flying Daggers is. To prepare for her role, for two months Zhang Ziyi lived with a blind girl who had lost her sight at the age of twelve because of a brain tumor. To prepare for her role, for two months, Zhang Ziyi lived with a blind girl who had lost her sight at the age of twelve because of a brain tumor. She died before any of her scenes was filmed. A glance from her will overthrow a city; another glance will overthrow a nation. She is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 , Rush Hour 2 2001 , Hero 2002 , House of Flying Daggers 2004 , and Memoirs of a Geisha 2005.
Copyright on images may vary, please check individual image pages prior to duplication. As Mei and Jin travel to the Flying Dagger headquarters, Leo trails behind with reinforcements. Production was originally cast for a major role, which was to be her final film appearance. The cast and production team spent 70 days on location from September to October 2003 and were largely based in. For her work in Memoirs of a Geisha she was nominated for an Golden Globe for Best Actress. The Flying Daggers steal from the rich and give to the poor, gaining the support of the locals. However, due to the early snowfall, the filmmakers opted to alter the script and certain sequences rather than wait for the snow to thaw as the leaves were still on the trees.
In the final scene, Leo walks off into the blizzard as Jin holds Mei's lifeless body, singing the song originally sung by Mei at the beginning of the film in the Peony Pavilion. One would rather not know whether it will be a city or a nation that will be overthrown. At this point, a number of surprising revelations are made. At the same time, Li's two childhood friends also play significant roles in shaping his path: Zhao Chuan is kind and compassionate towards him, but he is secretly in love with Fang Keke; Zhang Zhen is scheming and ungrateful, and he exploits Li to achieve his goal of becoming the richest man in town. Note that some listed sources or external links may no longer be available online due to age. All text created after September 25, 2005 available under the terms of the License, unless otherwise specified. Nǐng bù zhī qīng chéng yǔ qīng guó.
Meanwhile, the House gets assaulted by the military. The first, Xue Caiyue, is an enemy of his family because his father killed her father, Xue Qingbi, in a duel several years ago. The notable bamboo forest sequences were filmed in. House of Flying Daggers poster House of Flying Daggers shí miàn mái fú , is a 2004 action-romance film directed by. Li has never been properly educated since he was a child so he behaves in a rough and uncouth manner.
At a secret meeting, Leo explains that the military has gotten involved and wants Jin and Mei dead. Instead Mei takes him away then frees him from his bonds before they make love in the field. Mei, not realizing that two daggers were stuck together, only managed to ward off one knife, while the other strikes her in the chest. House of Flying Daggers differs from other films in that it is more of a love story than a straight. The last scene sees Mei, regaining consciousness, grabbing the dagger in her chest and threatening to pull it out and to throw it in order to kill Leo if Leo kills Jin with his throwing dagger; this would kill Mei, as it would enable the blood to flow and cause her to bleed to death.
So, what keeps their leader from tossing one of said daggers to the Emperor or whoever they wanted to assassinate and kill him in one shot!? Keeping up the charade that he's not with the Flying Daggers? It is a wild riot of color, music, passion, action, mystery, pure old-fashioned thrills and even dancing. Unlike other wuxia films, it is more of a love story than purely a. The once great is now in decline. After waiting for several tense moments, Leo, feeling suicidal, decides to pretend to throw his dagger and be killed. Most of the film was filmed in China, such as the often noted bamboo forest sequences. Their failure to turn up during the swordfight notwithstanding. Ziyi Zhang is a Chinese actress and model.
But as Jin is now a liability, she is ordered by Nia, the leader of the House of Flying Daggers, to kill him. However, all her dagger does is deflect a droplet of blood, as Leo never threw his dagger. She made her feature film debut in The Road Home 1999. The Flying Daggers are not afraid of the military, but rather, they are looking forward to an open battle. Note that some listed sources or external links may no longer be available online due to age. The plan works, but Mei and Jin fall in love on the way.
She died of before any of her scenes were filmed. Near the end of the film, a fight scene is set in a blizzard. To accomplish this, Leo arrests Mei , a blind dancer who is suspected of being the previous leader's daughter. The film is dedicated to her memory. It snowed so early October that the filmmakers had to change the script and the film. For instance, my character had to go from age 15 to 35; she had to be able to dance, and she had to be able to act, so he needed someone who could do all that.
Release Box office House of Flying Daggers opened in North America on 3 December 2004 in 15 theatres. Unfortunately, Mei and Jin fall in love. Another scene uses bright yellow as a color theme. Jin jokes about his seduction of the girl; Leo warns him sternly against getting involved. The film is dedicated to her memory.